All sub-contractors must complete and submit a Prequalification Application prior to doing business with the SCA. Sub-contractors must also complete and submit a Sub-contractor Approval Form (SAF) prior to beginning work on an SCA project.
Login to the Vendor Access System (VAS) to access the SAF Guide for completing an SAF. The form is only available to firms that have been awarded an SCA contract. SAFs are project-specific, and one must be submitted for each project on which a sub-contractor works. The SAF identifies the sub-contractor, the estimated value of the work, the type of work the sub-contractor will perform and the expected start/end dates of that work. Approval of an SAF is specific to the scope identified in the SAF. Additional work awarded to a sub-contractor by a General Contractor (GC) during the life of a project requires the submission of a separate SAF for that extra work.
After a SAF is submitted in VAS, each sub-contractor receives an e-mail indicating whether the SAF is approved, pended or denied. If denied, the sub-contractor may be required to provide additional information before re-submitting the SAF.
Mentor sub-contractor firms should contact their respective Construction Managers for SAF submission information.
All sub-contractors working on SCA projects under the Owner Control Insurance Program (OCIP) must complete an SAF prior to working at the project site. Certificates of insurance are sent to contractors as confirmation of enrollment in the OCIP at a particular project site. On an occasion, a sub-contractor including a Mentor sub-contractor may be required to perform an emergency job before completing an SAF. In such a case, the form must be completed and filed within five (5) business days of starting work at the project site to avoid any lapse in insurance coverage.
All Wicks sub-contractors, proposed by a GC in the bid documents, must be prequalified with the SCA prior to the bid opening.